Bacolod to build 2nd evac­u­a­tion cen­ter

Sun Star Bacolod - - Top Stories - BY MERLINDA A. PEDROSA

AN­OTHER evac­u­a­tion cen­ter is set to be con­structed in Bacolod City.

This was con­firmed by Bacolod City Lone District Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Greg Gasa­taya yes­ter­day af­ter he re­ceived a com­mu­ni­ca­tion from the De­part­ment of Pub­lic Works and High­ways (DPWH).

Gasa­taya said he was in­formed that there’s a pos­si­bil­ity of an­other evac­u­a­tion cen­ter for Bacolod City this year.

“We will co­or­di­nate with the city government to pro­vide the lot for the con­struc­tion of build­ing that will be funded by the na­tional government,” he said.

He added that one of the ar­eas be­ing con­sid­ered by the city government is the government-owned lot at the Bacolod City Na­tional High School in Barangay Ta­c­ul­ing.

Gasa­taya noted that the evac­u­a­tion cen­ter has an es­ti­mated bud­get of P33-mil­lion.

Once it will be awarded to the city, he said Bacolod will now have two evac­u­a­tion cen­ters.

In 2018, the DPWH con­structed the Bacolod evac­u­a­tion cen­ter, worth P36 mil­lion, in Abadaescay Re­lo­ca­tion Site at Barangay Vista Ale­gre. The con­struc­tion is still on-go­ing.

“We are hope­ful that they can fin­ish these by Au­gust so it can be used by our con­stituents who are af­fected by typhoon and fire or any calamity or emer­gency,” Gasa­taya said.*

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